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The Enchanted Woods Waterfront Cottage at Secret Cove

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Spectacular 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom (sleeps 6) waterfront cottage in Secret Cove

•A spectacular 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom (sleeps 6) year-round waterfront cottage in pristine Secret Cove. This large and very private home sits on an acre of land at the end of Secret Road and backs onto Crown Land with an extensive local trail network. Newly renovated and furnished, Enchanted Woods has unparalleled views, a private 30 ft dock, large wrap around decks, a fully equipped kitchen, large indoor and outdoor living areas, a wood burning fireplace, 2 outdoor fire pits and an outdoor shower.

•Enchanted Woods is best suited for families or intimate groups of friends who have a passion for nature and are looking for a quiet, peaceful retreat. Secret cove is a tidal fjord with amazing bird watching, marine wildlife, kayaking, swimming, and hiking. Access to your own 2 single kayaks, 2 stand-up paddleboards and 2 road bikes with platform pedals is included.

•The cottage is located 5 minutes (by car) from Homesite Creek Falls hiking trails, the historic Halfmoon Bay General Store, Upper Crust Café in Halfmoon Bay, Rockwater Resort (enjoy an amazing meal and couples massage!), Buccaneer Marina (with a local water taxi and boat rentals), Secret Cove Marina (featuring a floating general store and the Upper Deck floating restaurant in the summer), and the breathtaking Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park (accessible by both land and water). Buccaneer Bay Provincial Park (with pristine white sand beaches) is located on Thormanby Island and is accessible by either water taxi or kayak (weather permitting). Past guests have enjoyed activities as diverse as fishing, scuba diving, stand up paddleboarding, golf, mountain biking (Suncoaster Trail Network), caving (Homesite Limestone Cave Trails), cross country skiing/snowshoeing (Dakota Ridge Winter Recreation Area), and triathlon training (amazing local rides and ocean swims – the Sechelt Aquatic and Fitness Centre is only 30 minutes away by bike!)

•We are family-owned and operated: our property guidelines reflect these values. If you are looking for an amazing year-round oceanside retreat in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, we look forward to having you stay with us!

*If the dates you would like are unavailable, please see the listing for our sister property, the Enchanted Woods Log Cabin (VRBO 821919)

More Details

Jennifer Wood
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Jennifer Wood

The owners have a large extended family and have lived on the surrounding acreage since 1974 but recently purchased Enchanted Woods so they could share this secluded oasis with friends.

Jennifer Wood purchased this cottage in 2014


Halfmoon Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The Ocean Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , The Forest Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , The Meadow Nook
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside noise: please respect the neighbours in this rustic community and keep outside music/noise to a minimum after 10 pm.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

The Enchanted Woods Waterfront Cottage at Secret Cove
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

A serene escape.

  • 5 of 5

This home served as the perfect quiet getaway. The home itself is pristine and brings the outdoors in. The wraparound porch was a great place to sit and relax while looking over the water. We enjoyed the kayaks and the outdoor fire pit. A perfect destination for a relaxing weekend.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Enchanted Woods Cottage was spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights at the Enchanted Woods Waterfront Cottage during spring break. The view from the cottage was spectacular! We felt very comfortable in the home and it had everything we needed for our stay. We look forward to staying here again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely love this place!

  • 5 of 5

We spent another 6 wonderful days at the "Enchanted woods". The house is very clean with well equipped kitchen. It has everything you need for comfortable stay and entertainment.

It was pretty amazing waking up every morning and see that green water! There are a few very nice trails just around the corner. Plus unlimited kayaking. Will be coming back next year for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Place!

  • 5 of 5

I and three friends and our yellow Lab, Mei-Mei, spent a week at Enchanted Woods in July 2016 and found it to be delightful. The house was clean and comfortable and we loved the location and views. That deck, overlooking Secret Cove, was simply spectacular. I enjoyed breakfast there every morning, and it was comfortable rain or shine. Watching the wildlife was fun too. We saw a raccoon swimming across the inlet one morning, an otter playing another morning, and a bald eagle and ravens were frequently seen. We enjoyed the kayaks too, and playing in the inlet at low tide when it was almost completely empty of water. The deck has a brand new propane grill for your use, and it was nice to have the use of a washer and dryer.

In the morning, the forest silence was broken only by birdsong and the wind in the pines. Time here is measured by the sun, moon, and tide, rather than by the clock.

There is lots to do on and near to the Sechalt Peninsula. Hiking and beach exploring were great. Of particular interest was the view from the Skookumchuck Narrows near Egmont at high tide--it's amazing to see the water roaring UP THE RIVER through the narrows at high tides. Also, there are some dog friendly hiking opportunities around, where it is legal to let your pup off leash to explore and sniff along with you as you're hiking. Do stop in Sechalt at the visitor information center and talk with the wonderful people there.

So, in summary, I hope you'll like this place as much as I did. I think it's terrific!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enchanted woods

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 days and had a fabulous time with family from Scotland. The house is absolutely perfect, roomy, organized and very well equipped. It is along a calm inlet for easy kayaking to the ocean. It is very quiet, hear the birds and see the eagles fly over. Great hiking, close to Sechelt for all the groceries you need. Definitely recommend this wonderful place.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One stop get away

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at several different cottages in Sunshine Coast area and I have to say Enchanted Woods has everything to offer. Kayaks, paddle boards and road bikes are ready for your little adventures. Smugglers Cove Provincial Park is just 5 minutes driving distance, you will enjoy hiking and shore fishing on the rocks there (at the end of the trail). The property itself accommendates our six adults clan comfortably, very nice view on its huge balcony and the cozy floor plan is perfect for friend gathering. Host is friendly and she responded to our requests promptly. We would love to come back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Rockwater Secret Cove Resort
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Langdale Terminal
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Pender Harbour and Sechelt Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Upper Deck Floating Restaurant, Rockwater Resort
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Dakota Ridge
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Buccaneer Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Halfmoon Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $18.3

Prices above are for 2 guests. Additional guests will be charged $50 per guest per night.
A 50% deposit is due with booking, and the balance is due one month prior to arrival.
A refundable damage deposit will be collected prior to arrival.
Housekeeping fee is included in above pricing.
Please contact us for weekly/monthly pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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